This enchanting anthology of 20 forgotten fairy tales features stories of strong girls from different cultures around the world. Includes a story map, background information on the stories, talking points, and an index.
Throughout history, stories were passed down through the oral tradition. And often, the female characters in these stories were viewed as weak, vain, jealous, or just plain boring! This enchanting anthology of 20 forgotten fairy tales features stories of strong girls from different cultures around the world. Every tale features a female heroine who approaches life with humor, wit, cunning, and bravery. The collection includes stories from countries such as Mexico, Scotland, Siberia, Iran, Japan, China, Nigeria, Spain, Italy, Germany, India, and more. Includes a story map, background information on the stories, talking points, and an index.
About the Author
Isabel Otter is a children's book editor and writer. She grew up in rural Herefordshire and spent much of her childhood in trees. Isabel loves weaving stories and writing about the world around her. She currently lives in London.
Ana Sender was born in Terrassa, Spain in the summer of 1978. As a child she loved to draw, write and imagine all kinds of stories. Then she grew up (although just a little bit) and studied painting and illustration in Massana art school in Barcelona. Ana's work has appeared in newspapers, books and also fashion (she's been a pattern designer for the Spanish brand La Casita de Wendy). Her dreams have always played an important role in her work; she lives a second life there that she tries to remember when she wakes up. She likes werewolves, surrealism, and swampy places.
Each story presents a heroine who exhibits special understanding of the gift of life, and the need to protect it. The collection is introduced by a global story map pin pointing locations of all 20 tales. There is also background information in Backgrounds to the Stories at the end, as well as Talking Points, and a Bibliography. Tales of Fearless Girls is a rich heritage for today's young women in quest of better ways to grow, learn, and flower. --Midwest Book Review